[cvsnt] Using -r and -D together while applying a tag

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Mon Sep 15 12:58:45 BST 2008

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Tony Eva wrote:
  > I'm probably being thick here but I can't see how to get the equivalent
> of
> the hypothetical command
>  cvs update -rSymbolic_Tag:Date_Specifier <file>
> Anyone?  (This is CVSNT 2.5.03 2382 on Linux, BTW.)
cvs has simply never supported that... it's a limitation of the entries 
file format - you can be on a branch/tag *or* a date, never both.

evs might at some point - there's code to do all sorts of things with 
tags that isn't being called right now, due to lack of time to implement it.

In practice it's rarely needed.. it's standard to tag releases so you 
can get back to a known state without having to remember the exact time 
of release.


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